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Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar Series

Seminars in 2008

Seminars in 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Active Megadetachment Beneath the Western United States
Brian P. Wernicke, Chandler Family Professor of Geology, Caltech
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Monday, January 14, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
New Insights from Molecular and In Situ Studies of the Role of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Environmental Metal Transformations
John Moreau, National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, US Geological Survey
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Monday, January 28, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Planetary Science with a Handful of Atoms
Burkhard Militzer, assistant professor in earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley
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Monday, February 4, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Biogeochemical Heterogeneity and Dynamics of the Seafloor as Revealed by 2-D Optical Sensors
Robert Aller, professor, Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
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Monday, February 11, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Surface of Mars
Oded Aharonson, assistant professor of planetary science, Caltech
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Monday, March 10, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Life Before the Rise of Oxygen: Insights from a Late Archean Carbonate Platform in South Africa
Woodward Fischer, Agouran Postdoctoral Scholoar in Geobiology, Caltech
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Monday, April 7, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Mass-dependent and Mass-independent Isotopic Fractionations in the Solar System
Frederic Moynier, assistant professor in isotopic cosmochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
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Monday, April 14, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Laboratory Experiments on Metal-Silicate Plumes and Planetary Core Formation
Dayanthie Weeraratne, assistant professor of geological sciences, Cal State Northridge
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Monday, April 21, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Titan's Geology and Interior Structure
Christophe Sotin, JPL
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Monday, April 28, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Silent Earthquakes with Co-shocks and Aftershocks
Paul Segall, professor of geophysics, Stanford University
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Monday, May 5, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geobiochemical Evolution of the Metallaproteome: Physiological Proxies and Biochemical Inertia
Felisa Wolfe-Simon, postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
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Monday, May 12, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip: Insights from Fault Models Governed by Lab-derived Friction Laws
Nadia Lapusta, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and geophysics, Caltech
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Monday, May 19, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
An Ice Age Megaflood and the 8200 BP Cold Event
Garry K. C. Clarke, professor of geophysics, emeritus, University of British Columbia
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Monday, June 2, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
An Early Whiff of Oxygen? Emerging Isotopic Insights from the 2.5 Ga Mt. McRae Shale, Western Australia
Ariel D. Anbar, associate professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry and School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Space Shuttle Mission STS-122: Bringing New Partners and New Capabilities to the International Space Station
Stanley G. Love, Astronaut, Johnson Space Center, NASA
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Monday, September 29, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect and Continental Evolution Involving Subduction Underplating and Synchronous Foreland Thrusting
Gary Fuis, associate chief scientist, Western Earthquake Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey
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Monday, October 6, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Recent Science Results from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission
Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University
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Monday, October 13, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Science Behind the Great Southern California ShakeOut
Lucy Jones, chief scientist, U. S. Geological Survey, Pasadena
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Monday, October 20, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Plume Versus Plate: Connective Interactions Beneath Western North America
Richard M. Allen, associate professor of Earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley
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Monday, October 27, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Evidence for the Presence of Water in the Moon's Interior
Alberto Saal, assistant professor of geological sciences, Brown University
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Monday, November 3, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Superplastic Creep of Ice: Implications for the Viscous Flow of Ice Sheets and Icy Satellites
David Goldsby, postdoctoral scholar in geological sciences, Brown University
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Monday, November 10, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Probing Planetary Materials with Nuclear Resonant Spectroscopy
Wolfgang Sturhahn, visiting associate in geophysics, Argonne National Laboratory
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Monday, November 17, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Controls on Precipitation and Aridity Throughout Martian History
Mark Richardson, assistant professor of planetary science, Caltech
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Monday, December 1, 2008
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Great Mass Extinction—A Sudden Event or a Slow Moving Train-Wreck?
Roger Summons, faculty member in geology and geochemistry, Caltech, and professor of geobiology, MIT
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